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Blood Moon

I seldom get up as early as I did this morning--and I am for the most part a VERY early riser--but today I rolled out of the sack at approximately 12:30 am, having set the alarm on my phone to make it happen.  Why?  Well, I wanted to see the lunar eclipse, the "blood...

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When some calcium showed up on my recent mammogram, I was scheduled for a needle biopsy.  The procedure was performed on September 30--and I gotta tell ya, as awful as the procedure sounds, it wasn't all that bad--and then it was a waiting game.  I wasn't particularly...

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Charting my course

First, however, this week's contest winners are: Kristie Beckman and Joanne Packham.  Congratulations, ladies--you'll be receiving your signed books soon.  As always, for those who did not win, there's a new round going on right this very moment.  All you have to do...

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Winners, weekends, pink flamingos and books, books, books

First, our winners: Fran F and Mary D.Wornick, it's your lucky day.  🙂  What's that you say?  You're not Fran or Mary?  Not to worry--there's a new round in progress as of today.  🙂  Comment, and you're in.  Maybe when next Monday rolls around, I'll be announcing...

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Winners, weather and flu

Today's blog will be short--I've got that silly bug that's been going around. Our winners are Julie Fetter and Pam Paterakis.  Many congratulations, ladies!  A new contest is already rolling, for if you're not Julie or Pam, no worries.  🙂  Just comment and you're in...

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Atticus, Boo Radley and Irish Stew

Yesterday, Wednesday, Jen, Wendy and I attended our Weight Watchers meeting, as usual.  I'm down 1.4 pounds, I'm happy to say.  Since I started exercising in earnest, I've been doing a lose-gain-lose kind of thing.  Fortunately, I am a WW veteran, so I understand the...

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Tuesday, with a chance of meatballs

Or, more likely, rain.  🙂  (Drat!  I do love meatballs.) The Spokane sky seems threadbare, mostly gray, with only flimsy patches of blue showing through here and there.  Reminds me of a favorite pair of jeans, so often washed and worn, so long loved and lived in,...

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As promised….

The winners for last week are--drumroll, please--Marie Jones and Brenda Miller.  (Brenda is no relation, by the way. 🙂 ) Comment on, my friends--your turn to win is bound to roll around one of these days!

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Me oh my

I know I wrote a blog last week, on Tuesday in fact, announcing the then-current contest winners, but Super-Jen has pointed out that it was never posted.  YIKES.  Once again, cyberspace has eaten my words.  (Or, and this is more likely, I simply thought I'd hit that...

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September 11.  We will never forget--nor should we try.  So many innocent people lost their lives on that terrible day, and they deserve to be remembered, in solemn respect, on this anniversary and always.  That said, I, for one, will not be watching the endless loops...

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Good-bye, Ms. Rivers

I will miss Joan Rivers. Okay, no, I wasn't a fan of her more graphic stage material, but I was and am a MAJOR fan of Ms. Rivers herself.  Talk about chutzpah, talk about courage. Her career took at least one nose-dive. She went broke. She lost her husband to...

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A cold morning

On this sunny Labor Day morning, when Bernice and I went out for an after-breakfast stroll, I actually needed a coat!  Amazing, given the days and weeks of almost unrelenting heat we've been experiencing in and around Spokane.  I love that crisp snap in the air that...

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